Jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 Untethered With Greenpois0n Absinthe [How-To Tutorial]

Finally you can now jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 untethered. Chronic Dev Team has rolled out Greenpois0n Absinthe jailbreak tool which works on iPad 2 5.0.1 iOS and 4S iPhone both iOS 5.0.1 and iOS 5.0. We have already performed and published a complete steps by step guide on how to jailbreak iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0/5.0.1 untethered with this new tool.

Now here’s the full text tutorial on how you can make an untethered jailbreak iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1. As you all know Dev Teams had given every iOS user a gift. Thank them first!

While the work done on this jailbreak took 3 months, means 9 weeks to release the final untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.0.1 for A5 devices. Hackers have been working hard to achieve the untethered jailbreak on all A4/5 devices. Pod2g first released the iOS 5.0 untethered jailbreak for A4 chip devices running iOS 5.0.1. Today, with the help of the dream team, pod2g now released his A5 untethered jailbreak so that all devices are jailbroken now.

The steps below are simple which shows you how to use Greenpois0n Absinthe to jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1. Perform this very carefully!

Where to Download the A5 untethered tool

* Download iTunes from here.
* Download Greenpois0n Absinthe 0.1.2-2 (Mac OS X [mirror] (Below post) – Windows [soon] – Linux [soon])

Absinthe is a GUI tool which is intended to provide an untethered jailbreak for the following devices and firmwares:

* Download iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
*Download  iPad 2 Wifi/GSM/CDMA running iOS 5.0.1 (9A405)


Step 1: First backup your iPad 2 and restore it using the iOS 5.0.1 or 5.0 IPSW file.

Step 2: Download the latest version of the compressed Absinthe package from here. Extraxt all files and run the .exe file. Download link given below.

Step 3: Connect your iPad to your Mac or Windows computer using a USB cable and launch the Absinthe tool and you will be presented with a GUI as shown below:

Step 4: You will notice a button on the right hand side of the Absinthe program which says ‘Jailbreak’. Once your device is connected, click that button to begin the process. A restore process starts on your device with the words “Restoring in Progress” being present.

Step 5: Once the restore is completed, unlock your iPhone / iPad and look for the ‘Absinthe’ icon which will now be located on your device’s Springboard. Tapping the icon will momentarily launch the GreenPois0n website, before causing your device to reboot. After the reboot is completed, the aforementioned Absinthe icon will now be replaced by a beautiful brown Cydia one. The application will take you through several steps of the jailbreak: Sending initial data, waiting for reboot, waiting for device to finish booting, Preparing jailbreak data, and Sending payload data.

Note: If you are receiving an ‘Error establishing connection’ message at this stage, exit to your Springboard and be patient. The website servers are experiencing a tremendous increase in traffic so just keep trying to launch the Absinthe ‘app’. Alternatively, as a quick fix you can head over to the SETTINGS > GENERAL > NETWORK > VPN entry and then toggle VPN to ‘on’. This will cause an error message to be generated, which will reboot your device when dismissed. You can then launch the Absinthe icon again.

You will be informed that the jailbreak is ‘Almost done’.

On you device, locate the Absinthe icon and press it to complete your jailbreak. It could be on any homescreen.

If the server is down and you get an Error establishing a database connection message then tap the Settings icon on your springboard and turn on VPN. How?

You will get a configuration error; however, after about a minute your device will reboot with Cydia on the Springboard!

Step 6: After completing steps. Your device reboots into a jailbroken state. You can now launch Cydia and follow through the process of setting up your favorite jailbreak tweaks and extensions. Grab the Best Jailbreak Tweaks and install iPad 2 Themes from here.

Redsn0w iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak For iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPad 1/iPod touch

Those of you who are sporting A4 devices, you can follow our complete step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touch 3G/4G using Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze.

Download Absinthe for Mac

Absinthe 0.1.2-2 (Mac): absinthe-mac-0.1.2-2.zip
Absinthe 0.1.2-1 (Mac): absinthe-mac-0.1.2-1.zip